Cisco DSP PVDM3-64
The PVDM3 modules have up to four times higher density than the PVDM2 modules. In addition, the PVDM3 modules provide better density for medium- and high-complexity codecs than their equivalent PVDM2 peers. For example, the number of supported medium-complexity codecs on a PVDM3-64 is 42, versus 32 on a PVDM2-64.
Conferencing, Transcoding, and Transrating Services
The PVDM3 modules support digital voice connections, analog voice connections, conferencing, and universal transcoding services. The same DSPs on the PVDM3 modules can now support all the services with a single DSP image. In addition, the PVDM3 supports a higher number of conference sessions and a higher number of participants per conference than the PVDM2. The PVDM3-256 can support up to 6 conferences with 64 participants in each conference and up to 66 conferences with 8 participants in each conference. Please refer to the PVDM3 Q&A for more information about the number of supported sessions.
In conjunction with Cisco IOS® Software, the PVDM3 modules support universal transcoding and the same codec repacketization as the PVDM2 modules. Universal transcoding allows transcoding from any supported codec to any other supported codec. The PVDM3 modules offer improved universal transcoding session capacity over the PVDM2 modules. Please refer to the PVDM3 Q&A for more details about the number of supported sessions for each codec on each PVDM3 module.
The PVDM3 modules support transrating, where repacketization of the same codec is used to connect dissimilar networks that have different codec packetization periods.
The PVDM3 modules perform compression, voice-activity-detection, jitter-management, and echo-cancellation functions. The echo cancellation offered in the PVDM3 modules has a tail length of 128 milliseconds (ms) and complies with ITU-T G.168.
The PVDM3 DSPs offer multiple power-saving modes, including a power-saver mode when the module is not in use. In power-saver mode each PVDM3 can save up to 5 watts of power.
Cisco Platform Availability
The Cisco High-Density Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor Modules are supported on all Cisco 2900 and 3900 Series platforms. The Cisco 2901 and 2911 have 2 PVDM slots each, the Cisco 2921 and 2951 have 3 PVDM slots each, and the Cisco 3925 and 3945 have 4 PVDM slots each.